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New French President Emmanuel Macron to travel to Africa on Friday

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Baroin reacted sharply to a suggestion that Macron, a 39-year-old ex-banker who served briefly as economy minister in a Socialist government, was reshaping politics. So far his appointments have all been men under 50, a lot of them graduates like him of France's elite ENA college for senior public servants, which has turned out generations of French politicians. Read More »

Macron win brings sigh of relief from business circles

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The notion that a new movement under Le Pen could lead to political alliances and entice new voters poses a challenge to Macron, who said during his victory speech that the anger and despair of far-right voters must be acknowledged. Supporters of French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron gather outside his campaign headquarters in Paris, France, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Read More »

Trump denies asking Comey to shelf Flynn probe

The special counsel announcement was made by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who the White House initially credited for Trump's firing of Comey. The committee is one of several on Capitol Hill investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Read More »

Woman hit by auto in Cambridge Sunday dies

Sunday when she was struck by a vehicle heading west. Nito Melendez happened to be in an Uber that night and saw the whole thing happen. "And then like it hits her". Doub was just wrapping up her second year teaching math at the International School, where she was also an adviser. "Our thoughts are with the family", a statement from school administrators said. Read More »

2 arrested after 'brutal' attack on protesters — Newsham

In an interview with The Associated Press, Jonathan Schanzer at the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies said the Turks see Trump's plans as "a crisis in the relationship". "They can not just attack the woman or any person", the woman, whose name was not given, said in the interview. They ran around the police line. A CNN analysis of photos shows the security detail at previous Erdogan events wearing their uniform: a brown, unbuttoned shirt with a black undershirt and ... Read More »

The Lib Dems want what remains of the Remain vote

The Liberal Democrats earlier this week promised it would legalize cannabis in yet another sign they were targeting youngsters, who tend to be the most reluctant to vote. He added: "Nigel Farage's vision for Britain is now Theresa May's". Conservative Party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin said: "This manifesto makes one thing abundantly clear: a vote for the Lib Dems is a vote to put Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street". Read More »

Venezuela: Teenager killed as mass protests rage

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Tens of thousands of protesters have turned out for near-daily protests in the country for weeks. Luis Alviarez, 18, was killed during protests in the volatile western state, according to the state ombudsman's office, which did not give more details. Read More »

Putin congratulates new French president in call

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Also Thursday, for the first time in years, the Elysee courtyard was closed to media following the Cabinet meeting. Macron named a mix of prominent and unknown figu. Castaner said the closure wasn't aimed at controlling the government's image but rather was a one-time event because the ministers needed to take an official photograph. Read More »

Macron to travel to Africa on Friday

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A large group of onlookers, some carrying European flags, stood outside the chancellery as Macron arrived. But with Germany's economy, Europe's largest, outperforming that of France , the traditional Franco-German motor at the heart of the European Union has begun to misfire. Read More »

Iran says new US sanctions on missile work show 'ill will'

The move to extend the sanctions relief in the meantime was another indication Trump may be laying the groundwork to let the deal stand. The United Nations nuclear watchdog agency, which is charged with monitoring Iran's compliance, says that the accord is working so far and that nuclear activity is controlled. Read More »

Chelsea Manning Freed After 7 Years in Prison

An Army spokeswoman, Lt. Col. Jennifer Johnson, said Manning will be on "excess leave" - meaning she is considered to be off-duty - while her court-martial conviction is under appellate review. The U.S. Army says Pvt. In July 2010, Manning - then a male soldier known as Bradley - was arrested over the release of a huge collection of more than 700,000 classified military and diplomatic documents via WikiLeaks, one of the largest leaks of classified information in United States history. Read More »

Saudi to allow women to apply for government services

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Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said she agreed it was better that Ireland's votes on United Nations appointments remained secret. He said the kingdom's anti-terror law criminalised peaceful expression and prosecuted human rights defenders and anyone deemed to be endangering "national unity" or undermining "the reputation or position of the state". Read More »

Trump's Commencement Speech at Christian Liberty University

Falwell contended that those who expressed concerns about Trump's behavior were violating the "judge not" clause in Matthew 7:1. "Honored for same hypocrites who accused Jesus of being a friend of publicans and sinners to be targeting me over a decades old mag cover!" he Tweeted. Read More »

US President Donald Trump's shifting reasons for sacking Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey

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Critics saw the taunt as a threat to Comey to keep his mouth shut about what was discussed. "That fig leaf explanation seeks to cover the undeniable truth: the president has removed the sitting FBI director in the midst of one of the most critical national security investigations in the history of our country - one that implicates senior officials in the Trump campaign and administration", Leahy said. Read More »

Our missile can carry nuclear warhead, Pyongyang boasts

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned North Korea's latest test-firing of a ballistic missile. U.S. Disarmament Ambassador Robert Wood said on Tuesday China's leverage was key and it could do more. "The president said we are leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea , but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent North Korea from miscalculating". Read More »

South Korea wants to reopen communication with North Korea amid missile crisis

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On Sunday, North Korea launched what appeared to be the longest-range missile it has ever successfully tested, sparking global alarm. South Korea says it wants to re-establish lines of communication with North Korea, as new President Moon Jae-in seeks a two-track policy involving sanctions and dialogue with its reclusive neighbour to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes. Read More »